Vendor of the Year

Snoqualmie Casino Recognizes Local Company, I-5 Design, As 2018 Vendor of the Year

(SNOQUALMIE, WASH.) April 10, 2018 – Snoqualmie Casino recognized I-5 Design of Lacey, WA for its inaugural Vendor of the Year Award, for their design and construction of two signature projects over the past twelve months.

“I-5 Design has been a critical partner in the continued revitalization of our property,” said Brian Decorah, president and CEO of Snoqualmie Casino. “During each project, the I-5 design and construction teams have successfully captured the vision of the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, the needs of our operation and the imagination of our guests.”

The award was presented to I-5 Design Project Manager, Aaron Carpenter, by the Snoqualmie Casino executive team and members of the Snoqualmie Tribal Council. In addition to the Vendor of the Year Award, Snoqualmie Tribal Chairwoman, Jolene Williams, presented Mr. Carpenter with a traditional Pendleton blanket, featuring the Tribe’s first, custom-designed pattern named “The People of the Moon.”

“Being recognized as Snoqualmie Casino’s first ever Vendor of the Year is a great honor, the Snoqualmie Team has been excellent to work with in each phase of these projects and we appreciate it,” said Carpenter. “Receiving a Pendleton blanket from Tribal Chairwoman Williams, in recognition of service to the Tribe, is a very special gift that each of us at I-5 Design Build are very proud to receive.”

The remodel of Falls Buffet was completed in May 2017, creating a beautiful interior design that reflects the heritage of the Snoqualmie Tribe by integrating tribal design, custom tribal art pieces and northwest finishes throughout the venue.

The redesign of Mist Bar, in March 2018, was completed in just 21 days. The entire project was pre-constructed off-site to minimize disruption to the casino’s operations and the guest experience. In addition, several enhancements were upgraded beyond their original scope, without affecting the timeline or construction budget, which is a rarity in production and design.

Through the Vendor of the Year program, Snoqualmie Casino will annually recognize and award companies for their superior performance and dedicated partnership in consistently elevating and enhancing our guests’ experience.